Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
(PSLO1) Identify and comprehend their individual relationship to structures in the larger society.
Individuals will comprehend the magnitude of their influence on social structures in society, and the social structures that influence them.
Demonstrate an awareness of the sociological resources available within the structures of society.
Effectively utilize social structures as resources in society to facilitate their own movement and/or progress in society.
(PSLO2) Apply effective critical thinking skills to interpret sociological phenomena.
Apply sociological approaches to assess a social context.
Distinguish between macro-level and micro-level orientations of assessment of given social contexts.
Investigate and determine which social contexts require objective or subjective analysis.
(PSLO3) Assess the significance of important social movements in American society.
Demonstrate an awareness of the consistent goals, perspectives, and factors leading to social movements.
Assess the significance of social movements of marginalized people in society.
Explain the outcomes of social movements in American society.
(PSLO4) Define and identify various theoretical perspectives across the discipline of Sociology.
Discuss and Explain Social Conflict Approach.
Discuss and Explain Symbolic Interactionist Approach.
Discuss and Explain Structural Functionalist Approach.
(PSLO5) Comprehend how social practices facilitate the functioning of social structures as they are responsible for maintaining the society as a whole.
Examine and assess the effects of sociocultural customs and traditions on social structures and institutions.
Analyze and evaluate values and norms present in the behavior of individuals and groups occupying society’s social structures and institutions.
Investigate the relationship between religion, language, customs and traditions, and how they facilitate comprehension of values and influence social practices.
(PSLO6) Analyze, interpret, and critically think about sociological ascriptions to race, gender, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, political affiliation, and other sociological concepts.
Discuss and explain how ascriptions to sociological concepts affects and shapes individuals and groups’ life chances and opportunities.
Demonstrate content knowledge of how and why particular ideas are ascribed to sociological concepts.
Explain and assess the socialization that individuals and groups undergo due to ideas ascribed to sociological concepts.